Kiniokahokula Zamora from "Project Runway 2014" is one of the contestants in Season 13 of the Lifetime reality fashion design competition series. He is a 30-year-old designer who is currently living in Honolulu, Hawaii, but was raised in Kapolei, Hawaii.

Here is an interview with Kiniokahokula Zamora:

Current occupation?

Full-time designer for my own company.

Past jobs?

Retail visual manager for Pacsun and Wet Seal.


Kini (key-knee), short for Kiniokahokuloa because it's too long to say.

When did you realize you had designer potential?

When I was little I always sketched. Started sewing when I was 10 and loved everything about it. I could see a sketch come to life.

First garment you ever made?

A pair of elastic shorts made out of scrap cotton Hawaiian print.

What's your design training/schooling, etc.?

I graduated from Honolulu Community College's fashion technology department with my AAS Degree in Fashion Technology. I also went to FIT for a year to further my fashion education.

Have you won any awards for your designs/work related to design?

The local FRESH FACE design competition.

Strengths as a designer?

I can sew fast, and I can drape and draft patterns with no book.

Weaknesses as a designer?

Editing my designs and over-designing.

What's playing on your iPod when you're designing?

Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora, Ariana Grande, Tove Lo.

Favorite material or fabric to work with?

Denim, poplin.

Item you're most proud of designing?

A black matte satin double-breasted jacket.

Favorite designer(s)?

Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld, Zac Posen.

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Where does he live? Find out here.

Age: ∼32 years old
Nickname: Kini
Hometown: Kapolei, HI
Current Residence: Honolulu, HI

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